29 August 2014

Flashback Friday - First Date

A few weeks back - a fellow blogger that I went to high school with posted about her first date - here at Believe in the Sparks & I'm totally stealing her idea!

Dave & I met in class at Auburn University, and of course, spent the WHOLE entire semester getting closer and closer to actually thinking about asking each other out. Finally, one day, he found me on Facebook & messaged me. I literally didn't know his name until that very moment. I was excited to have found out his name, that I wrote on this wall and seemed WAY to eager to keep talking to him. Even though we were busy with football and school, we couldn't stop talking - which led into us going out on a date three days after he added me on Facebook.

It was a Tuesday in November when he came to pick me up from my house, and he was so different from anyone I had ever dated, that it didn't shock me at all when he was driving a tiny little Honda Fit while wearing converse, a short sleeve button down, and cargo shorts. However, different was what I needed. My past relationships had been failure after failure, and at this point, picky was the last thing I needed to be when it came to the material things. It was cute and he was nice - different in a good way. We went to a pizza place in Auburn and before I knew it, the pizza and beers were gone. It seemed like the fastest date I had ever been on. It was amazing how much we had in common and how quickly an hour and half at the resturant had gone by. As we were leaving, we could both tell neither one of us wanted the date to end. Therefore, he snuck in a very casual, "Would you like to come meet my dog?" How does a girl say no to a dog? Two hours later, after meeting the cutest dog ever and talking through an entire movie, it was hard to say goodnight.

Luckily, we quickly planned to hang out the next night, and the next, and the next. Before we knew it, we were done with finals and heading home for Christmas. We weren't excited about not spending all of our time together, however, we knew what we had was special and used the Christmas break to meet each other's families. After that, I knew. I knew he was the one.

How did you meet your boyfriend/husband?

22 August 2014

Flashback Friday - Our Engagement Photos

My husband and I seem to do everything in the fall - so with it quickly approaching, I thought I would share our engagement photos with you all! 

We are both about to celebrate our birthdays as well as pass the date in which we got engaged, met, and took these amazing photos. Photo Credit goes to my husband's sister - Leah Huebner

This is what we did for our Save the Dates - The one with Baxter was our Magnet that was mailed with the save the date! 


21 August 2014

Living Room Makeover - Part 2

I started working on my living room a few weeks back - here's what I had accomplished then. 

In the past few weeks, I was able to collect items I wanted to put on the back wall - These are all Auburn University themed - which was never the direction I wanted to go when this living room makeover started. For some reason, it's just where I ended up. 

Like I said, we just stumbled upon these items that therefore turned into an Auburn Themed Living Room - 

1 // Navy blue with white STRING ART with the heart in Auburn, AL - followed a tutorial!
2 // A tiger - hand drawn by a friend 
3 // Found this silhouette of a Tree (at TJMAXX) in memory of Toomer's Trees 

Even though I still HATE this green chair (now thinking about dying the leather..), we had to make this side of the living room tied in as well. I made this print & got it printed at Office Depot to fit this old frame we had that I just spray painted with the same paint we used to paint the lamp! 

I then used some extra fabric I had from the pillow re-do's that I covered Cooper's crate bed liner & Toby's punch pillow! They could care less that I fixed them but it does help the living room feel more put together! 

I am half-way done with the curtains, as you can see in the photo of Cooper in his crate - they don't reach the floor...haha - photos to come!! :) 

Enjoy lovelies - 

07 August 2014

Lily&Wes Semi-Makeover!

After my beach trip, I partnered with my husband to make a light box (seen on my instagram @lilyandwes) so that I could update all of my current invites with new photos as well as a great way to photograph new ones that I've made! Therefore, I finally decided to release my line of ART PRINTS!!! I'm quickly adding new ones, day by day and thought I would just bring you a photo of the ones I recently posted on ETSY!

"Eat that donut, thigh gaps are for flamingos" Art Print - Starting at $5

"In this kitchen, I taste everything first" - Art Print, Starting at $5 

Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved Lyrics - Art Print, starting at $5 

Simple Font Labels - Starting at $5 for 30 labels

Monogram & Simple Font Label - Starting at $5 for 30 labels
Here's a little preview of what new has been put up, so go take a look & use this COUPON CODE for 15% off your next purchase (Blog Exclusive!!) - "BLOGFRIENDS"

I hope you enjoy the new changes to the site & Etsy!

04 August 2014

Organizational Board - Much Needed!!

When it comes to the types of arguments my husband & I have, it always seems to have something to do with household tasks or organizational mishaps. My husband is a neat freak & I like to have 4 or 5 purses on the coat rack to pick from before leaving the house - a.k.a - NOT NEAT - a.k.a. - bother's my husband. Therefore, we argue about it & therefore, we decided to look into a solution to our problems. Thankfully, like always, PINTEREST TO THE RESCUE!!!

I found this gem of a post - Organizational Board over at Girl Loves Glam, so thanks to McKenzie, we made this beautiful board for our house, below! 

If you remember in this LIVING ROOM post from a few weeks ago, our living room is now Orange & Blue! So since we had the paint, we thought this would be an easy and cheap solution to our problem. I'm going to go through the steps on how I did mine, which was a little different than Girl Loves Glam did hers! 

Here's what we bought (showing old calendar though) - We got it all for $30 at Walmart! 

// Plywood - we had some laying around the house & cut to 20"x33" 
// 2 5x7 frames 
// 1 8x10 frame
// 2 clips (we found these in the fridge section with magnets on the back) 
// A pen holder (found it in the school's locker section) 
// Velcro or Command Strips! 
// Trip to Office Depot to print the Calendar, To-do List, Menu & Chore List 

// STEP 1 // 
We started with the Plywood, by painting it the same orange we used on our back wall HERE
I then started taping the chevron using Painter's Tape & kept myself on track with a ruler, making sure the horizontal and vertical were even with each piece of tape. There are a TON of tutorials on Pinterest, but I had my engineer (otherwise known as my husband) help me with this part. The taping is the most time consuming part, because we wanted to get it JUST RIGHT. 

// STEP 2 // 
Once we got it all taped, I spray painted it with a blue (probably recommended painting, not spray painting, it was just what we had at the house). The tape did bleed a little bit (also just what we had around the house), but not bad enough to try to fix it. 

// STEP 3 //
Get the Lists & Calendar PRINTED!!
For any of these, if you drag them into WORD or PHOTOSHOP, you can change the color scheme! 

 The lists can be done from a home computer, on regular Letter Sized paper. 
However, the calendar is a 11"x17" paper - can be printed at any office supply store! 

Right Click & Save
Right Click & Save
Here's an example of one month from the calendar - 
August 2014 - December 2015 can be found HERE!

// STEP 4 //
I then added all of the items with Velcro & Command Strips - 
I even put the WHOLE THING to the wall with Command Strips & it's holding perfectly! 
The calendar was with Command Strip Hooks - after I hole punched the pages for the calendar.

I've already added some stuff to the lists 
& even labeled the two clips as DEBIT & CREDIT for our receipts, but you can use these clips for anything!! 

Also, a little sneak peek of our LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER - PART 2....

More to come of our AUBURN UNIVERSITY inspired (because we're crazy) living room, very soon! 

How do you keep organized, we are open to suggestions!! 

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my AMAZING Dad, the man who I realize I am an EXACT copy of.